1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker

Not Rated.
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorGouden Carolus Hopsinjoor

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

502 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 502
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Paddez on 04-09-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 502 | Reviews: 337 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jofat
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

jofat, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Ty1607
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Ty1607, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of DCLAguy11
4/5  rDev -1%

DCLAguy11, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Anze
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Anze, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle (19/9/2015) into a goblet. Slightly hazy pale golden yellow with one finger white head that left a thin foam after settling down. Smell has malts and hops with a hint of apples. Crisp moderately sweet malty taste with a dry hop aftertaste with a note of grapefruit. Fruitier when colder and more hoppy as it warmed up. Very nicely balanced. Warms the tongue a bit but no apparent alcohol taste. Medium body and high carbonation. Very drinkable.

JTuomi, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Mack, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

AlexFields, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of fitz284
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

fitz284, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -1%

ArtZan, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of polopaul20
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

polopaul20, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Brasso
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Brasso, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

psoriasaurus, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

leitmotif, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately gentle hand. No identifiable date.

A: Cloudy, golden yellow. 1.5 fingers of mostly white head with good retention. Gets a bit rocky. Great lacing. Fine looking brew for sure.

S: Belgian yeast with a mild, musty funkiness. Fruit-forward with notes of apple, banana and pear. Lighter peach, lemon and orange.

T: Spice notes and fruit elements lead into a rather tasty, moderate noble hop bitterness. Nicely balanced with a fairly dry finish. Minimal alcohol. The hops ramp up their presence as it warms and it turns slightly herbal.

M: High carbonation that is a bit prickly early on, but gives a nice champagne feel once you are accustomed. Moderate body. Smooths out nicely in the end.

O: Very nice Belgian pale with some classic noble hop flavors. This beer underwent a cool transformation as I worked through the bottle: Straight out of the fridge it was pretty fruity and spicy with relatively tame hops. As it warmed the fruit notes faded and the hop notes really blossomed. Good stuff.

Prost!

fourstringer, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Sirre
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Sirre, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of jmsedgwick
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of GJ40
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

GJ40, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Hayley_86, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Schmoog, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of sfprint
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

sfprint, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a hazy whiteish golden yellow (looks like lemonade as it leaves the bottle neck) with an intense white head that actually grows as the glass sits idle, making quick chomps at the foam necessary to prevent overflow. Never gets below a rocky two fingers reminiscent of meringue. Retention so good it is almost too much until it settles down; big, stringy lacing. Inspires awe.

S:
Sweet and slightly herbal. Nice round malt-forward smell. At least to my nose the hops aren't super present. Rich sweet yeasty esters, white pepper, touch of dark fruits.

T:
Really well-balanced and well-done. Hay, grass, green apple skin, yeasty esters, tea, and a lingering herbal aftertaste. Very 'together'.

M:
Warm and refreshing with a medium body, strong prickly carbonation and a clean finish.

O:
Excellent beer.
I don't think that this is my favorite Belgian IPA but it is definitely subtle enough to be more drinkable than ones like Houblon Chouffe. Also, although Goudeh Carolus beers may not be the best in some areas, they are some of the most consistently good-looking beers I have ever seen. Could be a little more in-your-face in some areas, but like I say its timidity is part of its charm for me.
Would have again; worth trying if you ever come across it.

TheDoctor, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Saind
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of rrski198
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

rrski198, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -1%

BeerForMuscle, Jan 01, 2014
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.